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Hypnosis Just Another State of Mind

Hypnosis Just Another State of Mind

Hypnosis Just Another State of MindBy Middagh Goodwin You want to go to the State Theatre on August 6th, you need to go see John Farley perform feats of hypnotism, at the count of 3 you will go to www.thestate.org and purchase tickets. One, Two, Three. Did it work? Yes, great. Now, so you know […]

By July 14, 2021 Read More →
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now The MSO’s 91st season features four Music Director candidates, outstanding guest artists, the MSO Chorus, and the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Classics Series will be conducted by the MSO’s Music Director candidates and will feature pieces by Prokofiev, Korngold, Márquez, Brahms, and many more. The Pops […]

By July 12, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art

ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art

ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art By Jim Christiansen Independence Day is here, and more galleries and venues re-opening in Modesto.  Art Walk is rumored to get a restart and new shows on display with more visiting hours.  You can see the venues gearing up with the new parking striping on J Street, and the […]

ArtView: Arts Alive

ArtView: Arts Alive

Art View: Arts Alive By Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer has been rescheduled until August. You can do the traditional cruise tour of the many murals downtown and up McHenry fun until the new car shows and parades return. Kruse Lucas Gallery will be celebrating the return of the Graffiti Parade and Car Show with art […]

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]

CWB Creations

CWB Creations

CREATIONS, Choreography in America• May 14 to 23 LIVE at the Liz and Royal Robbins Studio5033 Pentecost Dr. 95356Tickets: http://www.centralwestballet.org/cwbevents.htmlChoose your dates and times! See this exciting and entertaining program up-close!• Pictures at an Exhibition ~ Mussorgsky’s famous suite as interpreted by our talented artists.• Love Duets ~ a lyrical ballet full of inspired moments.• […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers By Jim Christiansen April showers bring May Flowers and sunny spring days, gardening and Earth Day. Good month for Plein Air painting, activities in the park. Art Skulk Number 2, the daytime version, takes place April 10, 10 am to 2 pm at 224 and 230 Sycamore across from Graceada […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steadyby Aaron Rowan Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know when you’re gonna meet the Reaper. At least that’s the case if you should happen to visit a certain chocolatier in Asheville, NC which makes a truffle-infused with the dreaded Carolina Reaper chilli, among the very hottest peppers known […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

Prospect Theater Project’s Radio Cavalcade Presents “The Postman Always Rings Twice”WHAT:  A middle-aged roadside diner owner hires a drifter to work at his restaurant. The drifter quickly begins an affair with the owner’s beautiful young wife and the two conspire to kill her husband and seize his assets. When they succeed, a local prosecutor becomes […]

By March 15, 2021 Read More →
Thoughts on Stella Beratlis

Thoughts on Stella Beratlis

Thoughts on Stella Beratlis By Sam Pierstorff If you are lucky enough to call Stella Beratlis a friend, you are truly lucky to have a fighter (metaphorically speaking) on your side. Stella knows the pen is mightier than the sword and she wields it well. Stella is an academic and an activist, a poet and […]

By March 5, 2021 Read More →

StageView

Set in New York during WWII, a lone soldier explores the city with only a 48-hour pass before shipping out overseas. A chance encounter with a young lady results in them spending two days together, and along with a friendly milkman, the sites and sounds of the city provide a backdrop for them falling in […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →

Arts Champion Tony Mistlin

Arts Champion – Tony Mistlin  By David Schroeder It’s been a rough year for all of us coping with COVID-19.  At Mistlin Gallery it has meant being open, then closed; making a schedule and then rescheduling; planning and replanning.  And still, there’s no clear end in sight.  But our mood remains upbeat and we look […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →

Arts Grants Given

Grants made to arts organizations supporting people of color Although COVID-19 has put a damper on many arts activities, our local chapter, Stanislaus Arts has not been inactive. To support the arts through this time of crisis, The National Endowment for the Arts made funds available to keep artists and arts organizations somewhat functional through […]

By February 4, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Love and Art

ArtView: Love and Art

ArtViewBy Jim Christiansen Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, the Abbreviated month of February is upon us. A shortlist of open venues, and art events in the age of pandemic make this column a challenge to write. Not a lot of changes since last monthHope springs with the vaccine rollout. As one of the senior artists 65 […]

By January 31, 2021 Read More →
MSO Present Virtual Recital

MSO Present Virtual Recital

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT   PIANIST STEPHEN HOUGH VIRTUAL RECITAL JANUARY 14  MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a virtual recital featuring renowned pianist Stephen Hough and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature a variety of works by Bach, Schumann, and Liszt.   “We were lucky […]

By January 5, 2021 Read More →